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Learn how to get financially organized for 2009

RELEASE DATE: December 23, 2008

TAVARES — Two free “Organize Your Financial Life” programs will be held at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares, on Tuesday, Jan. 6, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 7, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The two programs will cover a variety of organization tips, including learning how to get organized, understanding what papers to keep and where to keep them, how long to keep records, how to replace important papers and developing a plan to get organized.

“It is wise to periodically review your important papers,” said Julie England, a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent with the Lake County Extension Office. “The start of a new year is a great time to get organized in order to prepare for the coming year, as well as get ready for income-tax preparation.

“Personal and financial records are a vital part of your life. These records are a key to your credit standing, are essential to help save money on taxes and provide a continuing indication of your financial progress. Developing a plan to keep track of important papers can save hours of anxious searching, reduce frustration and make it easier to cope with emergencies.”

The “Organize Your Financial Life” programs are part of the Timely Topics series, which will continue until April with one program presented each month, except February, which will have two programs. All programs are free and provide research-based information that participants can use to improve or enhance their daily lives. Pre-registration is appreciated but not required for Timely Topics programs.

For more information or to register, call Rene Bass at (352) 343-4101 or e-mail rcbass@ufl.edu.

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